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JUNIOR GRADES

Collegians provide cricket for boys and girls, in five formats.  Grades are based on their school year at the start of the cricket season.

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NURSERY

Years 0-1


Nursery grade cricket involves fun skills-based activities to introduce 4 – 6 year olds to core cricket skills such as throwing, catching and hitting a ball. It’s a great social way to give cricket a go and leads to Collegians cricket pathways for Years 2 - 8 and beyond.

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SOFTBALL

Years 2-3 & Year 4 

Players are organised into teams which play a formal game of cricket with a soft ball.  Matches take place on a Saturday morning, against teams from other clubs at venues across Wellington.  Teams usually train once per week for an hour on a weekday afternoon at Anderson or Kelburn Parks.

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HARDBALL

Years 5-8

Players are organised into teams which play a formal game with a hard cricket ball using appropriate protective equipment. Matches usually take place on a Saturday morning, against teams at venues across the greater Wellington region.  Teams usually train once per week for 60-90 minutes on a weekday afternoon at Anderson or Kelburn Parks.

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GIRLS CRICKET

Girls only years 5-8 & Premier Girls years 7-11

Girls are welcome to play in mixed teams and to trial for all club representative and tournament teams. We have a flexible approach and will try to place girls in teams with other girls and with friends.

Our Club is taking a leading role in promoting girls-only cricket and has a dedicated Girls Cricket Convener.

COLLEGIANS JUNIOR GRADES

SOFTBALL GRADES
Games are played on Saturday morning at venues across Wellington.
Teams train once per week for an hour on a weekday afternoon at Anderson or Kelburn Parks.

Years 2-3 

Dual pitch cricket promoting fun, enjoyment and participation, as well as improving skill development. It consists of two concurrent matches occurring at the same time on pitches next to each other. On one pitch Team A will be batting against the fielding team (Team B). On the other pitch the players waiting to bat for Team A will be fielding against batters from Team B. Players then rotate every four overs. The pitch length varies per grade, Year 2 is 12 meters, and Year 3 is 14 meters. Tipeny runs apply for Year 2 only. 

Year 4 

Teams play games more closely aligned to  Year 5 games but with a soft ball; matches last approx. two hours.

Registrations are now closed for Summer 23-24 Season

If you have questions or would like further information, please contact wcjcc.membership@gmail.com.

NURSERY GRADE
Anderson Park, Botanical Gardens, Saturday 8.30 - 9.30 am

Years 0-1

 

Nursery grade cricket involves fun skills-based activities to introduce 4 – 6 year olds to core cricket skills such as throwing, catching and hitting a ball. It’s a great social way to give cricket a go and leads to Collegians cricket pathways for Years 2 - 8 and beyond.
 

We encourage parents and family members to get involved and be part of the fun!
 

The sessions start in November through to December, and then resume in January through to March.

If you have questions or would like further information, please contact wcjcc.membership@gmail.com.

Registrations open all season

 
 

HARDBALL GRADES
Games are played on Saturday morning at venues across Wellington.
Teams train once per week for 60-90 minutes on a weekday afternoon at Anderson or Kelburn Parks.

Years 5-8

 

Players are organised into teams which play a formal hardball game using protective equipment. 

Matches usually take place on a Saturday morning, against teams from across Wellington.  Teams usually train every  week for 60-90 minutes at Anderson Park or Kelburn Park.

 

The Club provides  a  team bag (helmets, pads, gloves and bats) so no need to get all the gear first up; we strongly recommend buying a box for the players as "no box, no batting".
 

Year 8 Grade runs till Christmas only.

Helmets are mandatory in all hard ball grades as outlined in NZ Cricket and Cricket Wellington policies HERE and HERE.

Registrations are now closed for Summer 23-24 Season

If you have questions or would like further information, please contact wcjcc.membership@gmail.com.

GIRLS CRICKET
Girls cricket is played across Saturday and Sunday afternoons at venues across Wellington. 

Girls Only Sunday League Years 5-8

 

Superstar Cricket takes place on Sunday afternoons. Teams are eight-a-side, playing 16 overs per innings with a soft ball, all players bowl two overs and bat as a pair for four overs no matter how many times they are dismissed. Matches last approx 60-75 mins. 

Premier Girls Years 7-11

Saturday afternoon (from 2 pm) hard ball games played between girls only club teams. The teams compete in pairs, T20 and 30 over formats. A number of girls also play College cricket. Also during the season we get involved and promote Cricket Wellington – Yeah! Girls programme. 

If your daughter wishes to play for more than one team, please contact Becs Newell, Girls Convenor.

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GRADING POLICY

Teams are formed during October each year for the forthcoming season, which usually starts in early November.  Players will normally be placed in the grade of their school year in Term 4 of that year and stay in that grade through to the end of the season the following March.
 

Players may be placed one grade higher than their age only at the discretion of the Club.

Our policy is to aim to keep existing teams from previous seasons together even though their members may span two different school years.  Players will normally move up a grade from the previous season, with the following exceptions:
 

  • Children who played in Nursery Grade last season and are in Year 1 at school will be placed by arrangement with the Nursery and Year 2 Grade Coordinators.  Some will be ready to join the Year 2 grade now whilst others may benefit from a second season in Nursery grade
     

  • Players playing up a grade in Year 7 are asked to repeat Year 7 the following season to not cause issues when Year 8 teams are disbanded mid-season with the exit of the Year 8 players to secondary school. This also applies to Collegians Hawkes Bay and Sunday teams.
     

However these are guidelines only; the Club reserves the right to move players who have previously been playing a grade higher than their age into the correct grade if necessary to balance team numbers.
 

For children who have played previously for the Club, we will have a record of their team from the previous season and will place them in a team according to the guidelines above, unless notified otherwise on the registration form.  There is some room for flexibility and we are happy to discuss individual cases, although the final decision on grade placement rests with the Club.  However such flexibility may not be possible if you register after the closing date.
 

If parents/carers are unsure in which grade their child should be playing in, please get in touch with a Grade Coordinator. Every child's situation is unique and placement in an appropriate grade is very important to their cricketing development.

REGISTRATION FEES

Wellington Collegians Junior Bank Account Details

 06-0565-0007293-02

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